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Malibu Express (1985)

 -  Action | Comedy | Mystery  -  March 1985 (USA)
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Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case. When he's hired to solve the murder of Contessa Luciana's husband, he jumps at the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cody Abilene
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Contessa Luciana
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Matthew
Shelley Taylor Morgan ...
Anita Chamberlain
Brett Baxter Clark ...
Shane (as Brett Clark)
Niki Dantine ...
Lady Lillian Chamberlain
Lori Sutton ...
Beverly
Lorraine Michaels ...
Liza Chamberlain
Lynda Wiesmeier ...
June Khnockers
Kimberly McArthur ...
Faye
Barbara Edwards ...
May
Abb Dickson ...
P. L. Buffington
Busty O'Shea ...
Doreen Buffington
Randy Rudy ...
Bobo Buffington
Michael A. Andrews ...
Stuart Chamberlain (as Michael Andrews)
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Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case. When he's hired to solve the murder of Contessa Luciana's husband, he jumps at the chance. In between investigating the many women around the Contessa's estate, Abilene eventually uncovers a complex case of espionage and blackmail. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Packing Heat From Texas To Malibu Beach! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Mystery

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March 1985 (USA)  »

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Expresso Malibu  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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When Matthew, Mark and Luke hijack the helicopter pilot, you see a sign on the building behind the helicopter that reads Harry Haus Helicopter service. The pilot they kidnap is in fact Harry Hauss. See more »

Quotes

Cody Abilene: All right, it's these hands. They're the lethal weapons.
Beverly: Yeah, just be careful when you play with yourself.
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Followed by The Dallas Connection (1994) See more »

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Faye and May March
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Pleasure before business (#1)
24 May 2008 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Cody Abilene (Darby Hinton) is a private eye (living on a huge yacht!) hired to watch over a rich family whose members get involved in cases of blackmail, espionage and murder. The movie uses the typical genre ingredients from the smart-ass off-monologue (explaining the detective's thoughts on the case and clues) to the irresistible femme fatale (Sybil Danning) he meets during his investigations. Because "Malibu Express" has a male hero, it is not completely in line with the 11 following movies about lethal ladies which Andy Sidaris wrote, directed and/or produced until 1998 (read on, I reviewed them all). It was rather "Hard Ticket To Hawaii" which perfected the formula of a typical Sidaris movie. Nonetheless: "Malibu Express" has a lot of scantily clad ladies along the way, is constantly moving at full speed and packed with comedy situations, sometimes as ludicrous as a Russ Meyer movie. I loved the scene when Cody tries to impress two baddies with his muscles - but all of a sudden finds out they are much more muscular than himself... or the girl (Lynda Wiesmeier) trying to make love in a racing car in the middle of a dangerous chase! Oh yes, and „Malibu Express" is "so 80s" with its "make my day" mustached tough guy!


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